Mucinex side effects
Since it winter time, problems like cough and clogged nose, bronchitis and breathing problems also happen. To have temporary relief of these conditions, Mucinex, an oral drug can be taken to soothe yourself, thinning and loosening the mucus in the airways. This is an over-the-counter drug so a person with chest congestion can take in Mucinex. For those who are always on the go and have problems taking other drugs, Mucinex side effects are lessened making this a drug of choice for many people.
When taking this drug, it is important to note that this does not lessen or stop cough. Instead, it is an expectorant wherein it softens mucus secretions facilitating in easy excretion. When buying Mucinex, there is a dosage guidelines included in the package. It is very important to know this because this drug has an extended-release wherein it can work for 12 hours in your system. Looking at the tablet, the white layer is the fast-release while the colored layer is works for 12 hours.Â And for those wanting to know if the drug is safe, it is FDA approved so there is no need to worry.
There is only one form of Mucinex and that is through tablets. For many, having that form takes away the odd taste ofmedicines in liquid form. For children, there are liquid forms and mini-melts in form wherein it has different flavors like orange, bubble gum and grapes. The mini-melts are safe and one of the most popular type of drug for kids because it is just like eating a candy wherein the drug melts. For schoolchildren, this is safe to use because it has a non-drowsy mucinex side effect and it is a single ingredient product so it acts to the problem accordingly.
For those who often forgets taking their medicine, Mucinex offers an extended release tablet which is called the Mucinex D. this drug has guiafenesiin and pseudoephedrine wherein it acts by shrinking the blood vessels in the nasal passage to avoid nasal congestion or stuffy nose. It is important to know that before taking this drug, it is important to take note of the right dosage and consult the doctor first is you have problems like thyroid disorder, heart problems and even hypertension and/or diabetes. These conditions are not contraindications but it pays to tell the doctor so they can adjust the dosage of the drug. For a pregnant woman or a woman who is planning to be pregnant, it is important to tell this information to the doctor because this drug may be passed into the baby when breastfeeding.
Mucinex D and Mucinex Dm side effects
Mucinex D side effects may include dizziness or headache, rashes, mild loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and even stomach upset. The patient may also appear restless and excited. If these side effects are felt, the patient may continue to take the drug. However, if worst Mucinex D side effects are felt like uneven and fast heartbeat, severe anxiety, nervousness, bleeding, fever, and high blood pressure, calling the doctor is the most appropriate measure.
Another drug is the Mucinex Dm which has guiafenesin and dextromethorphan. The latter is a cough suppressant which helps in reducing cough while guiafenesin is an expectorant making the secretions loose and easy excreting them. Although this drug helps in lessen cough, it does not cure problems like smoking, asthma, emphysema and other chronic pulmonary problems.
When taking Mucinex Dm, it is worth noting that it should not be given to children below 2 years old. Reading the guidelines on proper dosage should be done in order to avoid overdosage which can be threatening to your life. It is also essential to drink water to facilitate in easy secretion of the mucus. Like any other tablet, it should not be crushed or be broken. If Mucinex side effects like slow and shallow breathing, severe dizziness, restlessness and nervousness, the medication should be stopped and consult the doctor. Normal Mucinex Dm side effects include dizziness, rashes, nausea and vomiting.
To pregnant women, Mucinex Dm is under FDA category C wherein there are unclear reasons and findings if the product can cause harm to the child carried while pregnant. Although there are no clear reasons, it is still best to consult the doctor to avoid problems.
Written by This article was last updated on July 20th, 2011, in Womens health and Pregnancy